Relationships can be hard enough, trusting your heart won’t be broken, and knowing that it just might be.
You know how it is. You’re late to the game. Everyone is talking about the cool kid in town, and you kind of wish you could hang out with them, too. But you’re uncertain. Your friend finally introduces you and is just sure it’s a match made in heaven, but you hang back a little. You reserve judgment, guarding your heart. And then as things gradually unfold, you realize they are perfect for you. They are witty, smart, sophisticated. They’re a little uptight at times, but that is part of their charm.
Little by little, with every laugh and tender moment you share, they become a part of you, and you let down your guard. Before you know it, they have laid claim to a piece of your heart, and you let them have it gladly.
After a couple of years, there is no longer a question of trust. You know with every fiber of your being that they will never let you down. And then they do. That awful moment where everything good is gone. They’ve killed it once and for all, and for no real reason that you can determine.
That happened to me, and it hurts. I am still reeling.
Downton Abbey, you call that a Christmas special? How did I not see this coming? I may never be the same.